Greenville, Mississippi Population 2024

26,545

Greenville is a city located in Bolivar County and Washington County Mississippi. Greenville has a 2024 population of 26,545. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Greenville is currently declining at a rate of -2.7% annually and its population has decreased by -9.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,489 in 2020.

The average household income in Greenville is $53,825 with a poverty rate of 32.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Greenville is 38.7 years, 35.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Greenville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greenville was:

  • Black or African American: 82.78%
  • White: 15.05%
  • Asian: 1.17%
  • Two or more races: 0.73%
  • Other race: 0.2%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
26.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
987.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.98% (-2,944)
The current population of Greenville, Mississippi is 26,545 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,489.

Greenville, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American24,41682.78%
White4,44015.05%
Asian3451.17%
Two or more races2150.73%
Other race600.2%
Native American190.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Greenville Population by Race

Greenville Population Pyramid 2024

Greenville Median Age

38.7

Total

35.8

Male

41.3

Female

Greenville Adults

There are 22,029 adults, (5,113 of whom are seniors) in Greenville.

Greenville Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sex Ratio

Female16,15154.76%
Male13,34445.24%

Greenville Population by Age

Greenville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,4872.5252.447.6
Non Family4,6931.0951.448.6
Married3,1323.1570.829.2
Female3,1003.8435.264.8
Male5623.5653.646.4

3.37

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Greenville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4917.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,38012.02%
High School Graduate6,53332.98%
Some College3,74018.88%
Associates Degree1,6128.14%
Bachelors Degree2,50612.65%
Graduate Degree1,5467.8%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Greenville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black15,54512,1902,619
White3,7183,2371,083
Asian308308262
2+ Races15812328
Other Race606060
Native American19190

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,136$40,856$29,603
Less Than 9th Grade$21,781$27,054$11,612
High School Graduate$29,199$39,542$19,604
Some College$32,031$40,518$28,927
Bachelors Degree$46,884$57,200$45,019
Graduate Degree$53,867$92,746$50,216

$34,136

Average Earnings

$40,856

Average Male

$29,603

Average Female

Greenville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greenville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Greenville Language

97.85% of Greenville residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Greenville Language

Greenville Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black23,8598,89637.29%
White4,2032936.97%
Multiple2043718.14%
Asian345133.77%

32.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.6%

Male Poverty Rate

34.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Black, with 37.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Asian, with 3.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.68%.

Greenville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.38%
High School29.29%
Some College21.39%
Bachelors or Greater9.93%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed59.19%
Male Unemployed50.1%
Female Employed13.44%
Male Employed6.77%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greenville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$35,148$53,825
Families$46,043$63,160
Married Families$71,766$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,480$37,183

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Greenville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Greenville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Greenville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Greenville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

927

Number of Veterans

884

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam327
First Gulf War285
Second Gulf War202
Korea32
World War II13

Greenville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74267
35 to 54257
75+228
55 to 64164
18 to 3411

Greenville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black6953.94%
White2235.83%
2+ Races95.7%

Greenville Veterans by Race

Greenville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Greenville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Greenville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.52%

Born in Greenville

99.19%

Native Born

0.81%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.19% of Greenville residents were born in the United States, with 87.52% having been born in Mississippi. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Greenville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,865-736-3.12%
202823,601-736-3.02%
202724,337-736-2.94%
202625,073-736-2.85%
202525,809-736-2.77%
202426,545-736-2.7%
202327,281-736-2.63%
202228,017-772-2.68%
202128,789-700-2.37%
202029,4893791.3%
201929,110-737-2.47%
201829,847-802-2.62%
201730,649-698-2.23%
201631,347-574-1.8%
201531,921-719-2.2%
201432,640-434-1.31%
201333,074-327-0.98%
201233,401-487-1.44%
201133,888-470-1.37%
201034,358-7,275-17.47%
200041,633-3,593-7.94%
199045,2264,61311.36%
198040,6139652.43%
197039,648-1,854-4.47%
196041,50211,56638.64%
195029,9369,04443.29%
194020,8926,08541.1%
193014,8073,24728.09%
192011,5601,95020.29%
19109,6101,96825.75%
19007,64298414.78%
18906,65800%
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Greenville Population by Year